Transfers put Bob Huggins on the defensive

You know matters have reached the point of seriousness when a basketball coach calls an impromptu news conference on a Saturday during the off-season.

That’s exactly what West Virginia’s Bob Huggins did to address the state of the Moutaineers’ program after guards Eron Harris and Terry Henderson announced last week their intentions to transfer.

At his presser, Huggins announced that forward Remi Dibo has decided to play professionally in Europe rather than his senior season in Morgantown.

Huggins said the Mountaineers will be fine and that transfers happen to all programs. Yet WVU lost Jabarie Hinds, Aaric Murray, Aaron Brown and Keaton Miles after the 2013 season. It lost three players after the 2012 season.

West Virginia has gone 13-19 and 17-16 over the past two seasons, missing the NCAA Tournament both seasons. Huggins, 60, is 150-91 as WVU coach after going 23-12 in one season at Kansas State and 398-128 at Cincinnati.

Kentucky is reportedly one of the schools that has contacted Harris, who averaged 17 points a game last season as a sophomore.

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